Jordan Alejandro : 2011 East Coasts Write-Up

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Jordan Alejandro : 2011 East Coasts Write-Up

Post by Jordan » 22 Jul 2008 01:04

My name is Jordan Alejandro, Ive been kicking since the summer of 08', but Ive only been playing in the summer months. So collectively only about a year of play for me! I have some foam matts now, so I should be kicking more often and now that I know Chris Winkle lives 10 min away from me, Ill have a rad player to shred with! Footbag is only getting better for me!!
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Post by century264 » 22 Jul 2008 04:59

hey dude good to see you starting a blog. I see you post everywhere and I wanted to know what level your game is at. What are your average string lengths? You say you can do all the tricks, but how's your consistency?

I don't know if you have a challenge thread, but some things that helped me learn consistency were some basic both sided drills.
:arrow: mirage>ss mirage>rpt
:arrow: illusion>pickup or ss illusion>rpt
:arrow: mirage>legover>rpt
:arrow: legover>ss legover>rpt
:arrow: clipper>near pickup>rpt
:arrow: clipper>near legover>rpt
:arrow: clipper>near mirage>rpt
:arrow: clipper>bubba>rpt
:arrow: clipper>clipper>rpt*as many contacts as you can. First try to get five, then ten, then fifteen, then twenty

I don't know where you are in your game, but being able to hit these drills on command is going to really up your game. once you have all your clipper based drills down, you can substitute clipper for butterfly and go from there. Good luck and keep on going! it sounds like if you're stitching, you'll stay with footbag at least until the fabric runs out :lol:
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Post by C-Fan » 22 Jul 2008 10:18

Those are good drills.

I also highly recommend finding somebody else to play with. If you can get a local friend into it, great. If you can find somebody in your area who is willing to teach you, even better. Where in South Jersey are you? Maybe you can go visit Bob Riefer or Jon Schneider or something.

I look forward to getting a bag from you and reviewing it.

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Post by Drew » 22 Jul 2008 12:22

hey meng!

Footblogs are a great idea, it helps you keep track of how far and fast you progress and is a great place for people to leave ya feedback.

Where in south Jersey are you? I ask because I live in Philadelphia, so depending how far south you are, we could shred sometime. I don't have a car but may be able to bike if not too incredibly far.

I suggest working on your foundation tricks and stalls, clippers, legovers, ATW, pickups and mirage are essential the foundation upon which your can build your game. Practicing these tricks increases string length and will increase endurance. It takes practice but you'll definitely begin to notice improvements quickly.

Edit: Are you free this upcoming weekend? there's an event in NYC hosted by the NYFA crew, should be a great time, try to check it out.

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Post by Jordan » 22 Jul 2008 14:52

i can do about 15 tiltless... :roll:

Mostly repeat tricks...

But a drill that I like to do is

Mirage>ATW>Legover>Pickup (all those tricks are going from right to left back and fourth... I thaught it would be good to work on bothsidedness :wink: )

but I will try those challenges out today, thanx :D


and I would chill with you duffelbag, but your kinda far away :cry:

and sadly i cant make it out to NYC this coming weekend... Its such a dissapointment :cry:


anyways, keep giving me more challenges, I like them :D

thanx

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Post by Jordan » 22 Jul 2008 20:17

Century, I hit all your challenges, except for the one with the trick Bubba, I dont know what that is :roll:

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Post by Jordan » 23 Jul 2008 03:22

i hit left side to right side clipper today!!

i know thats a "nube" thing to be happy about, but hey, its a first for me...

and that means...

IMPROVEMENT :D

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Post by Jordan » 23 Jul 2008 13:50

hitting more back to back clippers...

I hope I can hit infinity before the week ends :roll:

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Post by mannampepo » 23 Jul 2008 17:52

i trust that you will be throwing them down in no time. aka the End of the week! :wink:

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Post by century264 » 23 Jul 2008 18:14

sorry I didn't explain bubba. It's Clip SET>Opp OUT DEX>Opp TOE DEL. In other words, it's like a near mirage with the leg dexing the other direction. A near illusion if you will
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Post by Jordan » 23 Jul 2008 22:55

yeah, Zac Miley explained it to me through IMs... Sorry im such a nube!!! :cry:

anyways, my clippers were looking hella boss today! :D

im stoked!

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Post by Jordan » 24 Jul 2008 15:55

i hit osis today!!!

woooo!

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Post by Tripp » 24 Jul 2008 15:58

Osis? yeah drill that one. I've been playing playing for 6 years and still drop every time I bail to osis. Ugh.
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Post by Jordan » 24 Jul 2008 16:00

ive been playing for a little longer than 3 months... hahah

but yeah I will practice it a lot :D

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Post by Jordan » 24 Jul 2008 20:39

i learned how to do 8/12 blurs today!!

I think I might start selling my bags when school starts...

I will be getting tungsten soon... So I plan on making my bags 100% tungsten filled, but Im not completely sure yet...

But I will keep people updated on my shred and my stitching :D


also, I hit bubba today!! :D

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Post by Jordan » 25 Jul 2008 16:47

4 of my 5 testerbags are done...

the one Im making tonight is going to Will Digges :D

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Post by mannampepo » 25 Jul 2008 16:58

POST PICS!

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Post by Jordan » 26 Jul 2008 01:09

Im keeping my bags a secret for testers, but I will post Mannas Bag tomorrow, cause I already showed him :wink:

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Post by Jordan » 26 Jul 2008 05:42

just finished my first 2 color atomic bag a couple of min ago...

I wont be stitching for a couple of days, cause I wana catch up on shred...

I will be posting pics of my newest bag tomorrow :D

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Post by Jordan » 26 Jul 2008 09:21

had about an hour sesh. today...

only progressing more day by day :D

clippers are feeling more natural for me on my right side.

By the way, whats it called when you mirage, and legover with the leg you started on?

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